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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Volume 44 Summer 2001 Thanks and Prospects Mike Campbell NCAA President Dear Alums: I write to you from my First Court office on a Sunday evening, looking out from Peggy Bates' balcony to a College that, from this vantage point, looks much the same as it did when I arrived in 1987. Granted, the pace is slow. Only the few students with on-campus jobs and roving packs of teenage ballerinas here for a summer program populate the residence halls. ew College in july is bit of a ghost town, but the landscape is a setting for memories. The College faces seismic change this year. Many of you followed the legislature's deliberations about the future of New College this year in the Nimbus and through our web site. I won't attempt to offer a play-by-play account of legislative machinations in this limited space, but the short version is this: After initiatives last year to grant New College more autonomy within the umbrella of USF, Senate President john McKay and a small group of colleagues spearheaded an effort to reconstitute New College as a free standing unit of the State University System, an independent public college of Florida. That legislation passed by a razor-thin margin twenty minutes before the close of this year's session. New College of Florida, the eleventh institution in the State University System, assumed its new identity on July 1st. The finish of the session was rather dramatic, but the groundwork was the effort of many dedicated friends working on behalf of New College. The College owes the greatest debt of thanks to the New College Foundation, which has remained steadfast in its commitment to our future through changing political enviromnents in the pa..'>t two decades. We'd be remiss, I think, not to thank USF for twenty five years of support. Perhaps the marriage was motivated by convenience more than vision, but the merger forestalled the demise of New College and sustained d1e academic program as the College secured a pennanent presence in academia. The College also must acknowledge the efforts of the faculty and staff who have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to the place-and have weathered uncertainty and turbulence because they believed in the mission. I hesitate to list names in a space too limited for the task, but I want to thank two people. Michael Bassis has served as dean and warden since 1998, initially leading the entire campus; after the first stage of separation last year, Michael worked exclusively on behalf of ew College. I've watched him work with passion and diligence in the most thorny of political environments and under enormous personal pressure. Even as he faced demands from multiple constituencies, Michael developed a gracious relationship with the and catalyzed the maturation of our relationship with the College. Michael and his family deserve our best wishes as he returns to teaching and research. The ew College of Florida Board of Trustees, with ovetwhelming suppo1t from the New College faculty, on July


elected Prof. Gordon Mike'' Michal on to sene as acting pre ident for 600 days while thoughts about an mterim. and then a permanent pre:idem are shared. Mi halson's leadership a dean and warden from 1992 to 1997 achieved th mo t productive and vital vision of ew College in the history of our relationship v. ith F. Hi efforts laid the groundwork for an independent e\v College before the po ibility emerged. \1ike ha agreed to erve as acting pre ident of "ew College of Florida. His efforts as an admini. trator, teacher, and mentor ha\e touched many of us: T hope that all of us will expres our thank. for his v. illingne to lead b} working with the Pre ident's Office to take hold of the future. And we alumnae/i should congratulate our elves. Our role in the political process was unprecedented in the short history of the Association. We worked in concert with the Foundation and the leadership of the College to advocate for the intcre. ts of "ew College and to carry a positi\e mes age to deci ion-maker in Tallahassee. pecifically, the CAA hired a regi tered lobbyist to represent the College, filling a <.ritical gap, stnce the nonindependent ev-. College staffed no such function Our 15,000 outlay wa a critical investment, because we ensured that ev-. College h.ts a voice in the state polittcal process whi l e we work out the details of tran Ition. Many of us made personal contact with members of the legislature to expres support for the College. and we monitored the political pro ess by the hour to the fini h, providing information and upport to the very la t minute. What does the future hold? ew College now has its own thirteen member Board of Trustee., appointed by the governor. to whom the president will report. The inaugural board indude.s even tmstees of the 1\ew College Foundation, including alums John Cranor '61. Kenny '64, Vicki Pearthn::e Raeburn '65, Bob chiffman '75, and Alexis imendinger '7'5. They join long-time advocate G n ral Ron Hei er and former Sen. Bob Johnson. The board is responsible for internal oversight and for the advancement of an independent 1 C in Florida and beyond. Legislative commitment to innovative liberal arts education presents th most important opportunity since the merger for the College to flourish. You make a crmcal difference. Your personal achievements ar the mot tangible evidence to legislators and supporters that ew College de erves to prosper. Your financial support bows that tho e with the most intimat knowledge of the experience believe that ew College deserves to prosper. Your willingness to dedicate time and talent to the College en ures its prosperity. I hope thi imbus evoke good memories for all of you. As you r ad, I hope you'll ponder your role in the future of "ew College. Be t to all, Mike Campbell '87-'91 Pre idem Board of Trustees Announced On June 25th alth rvice Jane Smiley, fonner Vice President of the Division of Federated Department 'tore for Burdine Finally, the Board includes the ew Col lege student hody co president, Andrew Blair Hossack ('99). 111e CAA looks forward to a rewarding and constructive relationship with these new Trus t ees.


NCAA Elections 2001 The NCAA Board of Directors were elected by mail-in ballot in February 2001. Thanks to all alums who submitted ballots for the election Election Results Of the 241 ballots received, the following votes were ca t: Mike Campbell 196 Andrea Ginsky 172 Don Goldberg 188 John Hansen 178 Steve Jacobson 178 Robert Lincoln 170 Christopher LoFrisco 168 Alexis Simendinger 194 Larry Vernaglia 188 Cally Waite 183 The following people were write-in candidates: Steve Waldman (5), Caroline Chambliss, Emanuel Chinwuba, James Schmidt, Danielle Chynoweth, John Buchanan, Ken Meisner, Lisa Bohn, Matthew Grieco, Rick DobJin, Shawn Richardson, Gilda Dennis, William Giltinan, Matt McCarthy, Richard Fiocca, Robert Smith, Ross Ackerman Vachon, Amy Ellen hapiro, John Corrigan, John Shearer, R. Scott Cook, and Susan Alkman. The Board of Directors met on April 27, 2001, and voted to appoint the following alums to the Board for 1-year terms: Ann Burget Tucker Michael Shannon Christopher Martin Rachael Morris NCAA Standing Committee list: Executive Committee eEC members sit on all committees) Mike Campbell (d1air) John Hansen Larry ernaglia Alumnae/iRelations Committee Robe1t Lincoln (co-chair) Cally Waite (co-chair) Steve Jacobson Robert Lincoln Chris LoFrisco KcnMisemer Leslie Shaffer (non-board) Alexis Simenclinger Ann Tucker Cally Waite Austin Works (non-board) Campus Programs Committee Andrea Ginsky (co-chair) Steve Jacobson (co-chair) Don Goldberg Michael Shannon Alexis Simenclinger Larry Vernaglia Cally Waite Finance and Development Jolm Hansen (chair) Don Goldberg Robert Lincoln Chris LoFrisco Chris Ma1tin KenMisemer Ann Tucker NC Alum Recieves Coro Fellowship Amy Laitinen ('92) is one of 64 graduates include: U.S. Senator Dianne participants selected nationally for the Feinstein, CongressmanJeny Lewis and prestigiou Coro Fellows Program in Vic Fazio, and Washington Post reporter Public Affairs. An intensive nine-month Helen Dewar. Countless other Coro graduate-level fellowship, the Coro graduates have been mayors, city Fellows Program works to prepare managers, city council member effective and ethical leaders who are nonprofit leaders, educators, labor committed to serving the public leaders, government employees, and reinvigorating American democracy. bu inesswomenandmen. Fellows are placed in one of Cora's five During the Program, Fellows learn national centers: San Francisco, Los fromdecision-m'lkersatthehighestle el Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and t. of business, government, media, and Louis. Amy Laitinen will complete the community organizations, and engage in Coro Feliows Program in San Franscisco, a wide variety of internships, seminars, at Coro Northern California. and group and individual public service Founded in 1942, Coro is recognized projects, all designed to help them lean1 nationally as one of the best training firsthand the many perspectives in public grounds for leaders in numerous sectors affairs decision-making. of public life. Notable Fellows Program


ndependence FAQ What are the key provisions of Control the admini trative, building subordinate reporting to a president the new law? SB 1162 does several and financial aid components of the elsewhere.1be President will be free thing : budget. (240.227) Lease (from/to) land, to articulate ew Colleges role and This new lav. creates ew and bond improvements. (Chapter243) advocate ew College' intere ts College as the eleventh member of Plan the campu and request to the national and international the tate University ystem. It budgets for construction, apply for academic community, to the state converts the branch campus of the matching grants for constmction, and political players and agencies -University of South Florida in generally manage the physical plant. without having to coordinate with arasota into a fiscally autonomous Establish -with the approval of the SF's own interests and agenda campus with a separate campus Board of Education -tuition, housing 'ew College will be able to board and executive officer. It and related fees, etc. control its academic and requires the University of South Establish its own student service, organizational destiny because this Florida to eek separate accreditation health and athletic fees (240.235) President (and the Board) will for the University of outh Florida Have its own pool of thing like control academic programs, internal ara ora/Manatee campus. The tuition waivers for out-of-state organization and appointment Board of Tru tee of the University students (I think this is a rule rather tenure standards, admi sions criteria, of outh Florida will appoint the than statute). etc. member of the Campus Board from Create its own sponsored research recommendations of the President program or divi ion (240.241). of the University of outh Florida, Adopt its own faculty hiring and who will appoint the Campus review procedure (tenure) Executive Officer.. (240.245). The law amends the following Set codes of conduct and discipline section of the Florida tatutes: (240.261). 240.2011. Set traffic and parking rules (taken from the taff analysis) (240.263). The entire text of the law can be Promulgate rules for the hiring, found at: http:/ / firing and discipline of the niversity Type in "sb 1162" in the bill search Police; as well as procedure manual engine. You also can find a staff for the handling of non-arrest analysis of the law, its schedule as situations. (240.268). it goes through committees, vote Exercise eminent domain (devolved results, etc. from tate Board of Education to the The bill's provisions ay a lot more '\l'ew College board, via 229.003 and about t; F than about New College229.02)probably along with all fee for two reasons. First, the bill sets up a setting, rna ter planning, etc. new governance st1ucture for USF The context for ew College's arasota/Manatee that makes it more independence is the Legislature's autonomous;for ewCollege,itmakes goal of freeing each major us the 11th unit of the State niversity component of the tate's university ;ystem. y tem to concentrate on its What does it mean tbatNew CoUege will be the 11th member of the State University System? It means that ew College has all of the powers of any of the state's publi univer ities ew College would legally and administratively equal to UF, F or U F. Among tho e powers are the powers to: particular mission and goals. Making New College the 11th public higher education in titution i con i 'tent with that goal. What betrefits come from having these powers? New College will be led by a President reporting to the Board of Education instead of a dean or other rew College will have independent control over a wide range of administrative and budgetary matters, from the setting and spending of fees (and probably tuition in the future), to things like the food service contract, campus master plan. University Police, computing services, etc. ew College will have a greater ability to manage and provide financial aid, tuition waivers for out-oftate students, etc. It will be easier to raise money for an independent ew College not only because we'll be able to describe the use of the money more accurately, but also because it will be clear d1at ew College ill be responsible for it. Haw would New College be .funded? The new law examines transferring funds from the F general budget to ew College and also to U Sarasota/ Manatee basically re-a igning the budget that goe to the campus now. Additional funds for both programs plus joint facilities are provided. Generally, tate budgeting is a go-forward kind of approach; our budget for 2002 would be based on the 2001 b u dget, etc. In the past, budgeting went thro u gh the Board of Regent but in poi nt of fact, the Legisl ature intervened pretty consistent ly. Under the Board of Education approach, there'd be a lump


sum for niversity programs, and the new Sea-etary of Education would make recommendations. While the FTE cost for ew College woul d be high, 1) everyone knows this already, and 2) the net budget is still tiny compared to the overall budget. And because we don' t have a lot of built -on tructures extraneous to our core mission we'll be able to link our budget to what we produce. This gives us a fair amount of political cover for the budget. WotJ' t it be too expensive to run New ColJege as a separate entity? Clearly, there will be some duplication of administrative and other roles and this will raise costs somewhat. But a an independent member of the SUS, one of ew College s powers will be to contract with other agencie or entities to provide needed services. For many services which have strong economies of sca l e for example, managing an independent review board we can contract with SF, FSU or some other entity. Partnerships could be established with Ringling School of Art Florida Gulf Coast University Eckerd College, USF St. Pet or other entitie to lower the cost of providing or sharing key services or programs. We also might be able to provide services to the FSU programs at Ringling! Aso l o to offset the higher adm:i.rustrative overhead It's also valuabl e to note that New College might not need to support the compl exity of some existing systems For exampl e, our registration system coul d be ve1y imple we don' t need to replicate t h e complexity of th USF system tha t is in use truption. Given the ve1y fast time frame involved (July 1), it's very likdy that some kind of transition plan would be put into effect that would leave all staff in their current positions though some might be paid by New College and others by USF Sarasota /Manatee while formal agreements about which services are to be provided by which entity are worked out 7.) ote that becau e thing like benefits and pensions are managed by the state for all members of the SUS, these kinds of things can be transitioned pretty seamlessly. There may be some paperwork (new I-9 s and that kind of thing), but it should be po sible to move employee from one entity to the other without any visible effect on their pay or benefits. What about the faculty ? What happens to tenure? It looks like tenure policy will be up to the ew College President and Board of Trustees. The most reasonable and likely scenaiio is that policie and procedures similar to tho e already in place will be adopted, without the need to have tenure deci ions approved in Tampa. As some of us with longer memoiie can atte t, Tampa has not always been cooperative o r kind to C faculty tenure applications. It's also interesting to note that with an independent ew College, the faculty will be able to organize its own union representation, rather than having to negotiate through U Fs chapter. Plus, the law requires shared facilities to be funded 5()1/o by each. So any facility that students or faculty share have to be jointly and equally ftmded. This actually works in our favor, not against u while we transition. But the long run ituation will be for USF to have its own campu and simply hare some facilities (like the library) that will be "owned" by C; some things, like the fitne center, a lso could be shared where the economics make sense. Over time, we s hould expect to see this work uch that C contracts some things out" to USF and USF contracts some services from C. ore that C a! o could contract to provide some kinds of facilitie and service to F U's programs on the Asolo/Ringling campus improving our ability to meet economies of scale on some things. Given that the long run situation will require cooperation if everyone i to benefit, it s in no one' interest to get into a public argument that would be de tructive and embarrassing. It wouldn't be ju t USF and ew College arguing it would be a public dispute between two l l niversity Presidentsand that kind of bad PR isn t taken lightly There s no reason to believe that reason won' t prevail and we won' t be able to work the money is ues out amicably with U F. What about New CoHege s u11ique mission if it's a member of the SUS? The whole move to make ew College the 11th member of the US rather than just force some kind of autonomy within USF or transfer it to FSU is a vindication and validation of our mission and how well we've worked to achieve it. one of the universities have their missions cemented into the Floiida tatute and having ew College's there would be an indication of weakness, not strength. As noted above, as the educational reorganization goes through, ew College could expect even greater authority over tating and adopting its own m ion tatement and trategic plan. U F President G n haft' original plan gave us autonomy, our own accreditation and additional mon y wid1out the risk of separation. Why wasn' t that pushed as an option? It's important to understand that in the original set of proposals 1ew College and its issues weren't the centerpiece the failure of U F to provide adequate local programs and facilities was. Senators McKay and Sullivan didn't like the fact that the original Gen haft Continued on page 6


proposal didn't move any resources from Tampa to arasota, and they didn't think her proposal did enough tog t Sarasota/ Manatee the programs it ncducation for t. Petersburg and arasota-Manatee area resident-; that the haft plan was OOA and there's no one in the political scene to introduce and suppott it. It's important to understand that the impett1s came from the 'enators, not from C. becau e it explains some of the dynamics driving many of the players. 111e U 'F administration balked and pushed back at the independence/ autonomy proposal that\ now on the table. Then President Gen haft stated that if ew College wants to go, we'll let if'-and a series of public statements were made from the perspective that it was 1 ew College leading the charge for independence, not the enate. The problem is that the core lJ F policy i that :ew College should stay. o Dean Bassis who wa previously a U F official couldn't openly advocate leaving. Moreover, the Foundation needed to be ery circum pe t about its public statements regarding independence. CF couldn't advocate forcefully in the newspaper. and with other political players while the political negotiation were proceeding lest they get into an open confrontation with the USF administration. That' why there was so little public discussion and advocacy of the proposal from the admi.nistration and Foundation. The 1\CAA has therefore been the major patt of the C Community that has been able to come out aggre sively in support of independence. NCAA Hires New Executive David Bryant C91) recently took over as. e\\. College Alumnae/i Association' Executive Director for Caroline Chambli s CTl), who went to work for the Y\1CA Foundation in arasota. David Bryant wa born in Fort Myers and came up to ew College itraight out of high school. He studied socio l ogy and anthropology at c under the tutelage of 1atalie Rosel, D.l\ id Brain. and Maria Vesperi. David was also vety active with theater at ew College under John McDiam1id's I I e also a<..ted in several ara.sota community theater Director projects at Players of Sarasota and Theater Works. In 1996, David finished up hi B.A. from the SF arasota Manatee after a protracted period of inactiVIty with his the.<>L'>. In 1997, David beg.m working for Pineapple Pre .a small arasota-based publisher that specializes in hook on Florida hi'itory, trct\el, and nature. David was promotions and marketing director for the Press. I J e worked closely with F lorida medta to get Pineapple books reviewed, and with chain and independent store<> to get What's bei11g done politicaUy to protect ouri,-derests? ew College i not without a widespread network of influential friend Ex-enator Bob Johnson of arasota a longtime trustee and friend of ew College worked the committee and tracked the sitt1ation in Tallaha ee veral ew College alumni are staff member of key legislative committee and kept us apprai ed of development Other alumni wid1 political conne<.tions helped reach key House members-one is the brother of two alumni-and the Governor. John McKay of Bradenton the Senate President -actively supported the bill; Senator ullivan the ponsorha been in frequent contact with General Heiser. The co-ponsor in the enate is Li a Carlton, who represents most of arasota County. It' important to note that many if not all of the e folks are Republicans. The idea that Tew College's educational philosophy and the often-alternative views of its srudents would make it anathema to Republicans should be put to bed qui kly by the depth and breadth of support that we' re able to leverage among influential Republicans. Pineapple's books on their shelve In 1999, David moved up to Gainesville, FL, to get hi Master's degree in Busines.'i tration from the niversity of Florida. Concurrent with his tudies, he continued with hi publishing career by working part time as a Lstant. ales manager for niversity Press of Florida David graduated with his MBA in \1ay 2001. Special tha11ks to Caroli11e Chambliss for her hard work and dedication to the NCAA for the last 3.}oears.


USF and New College Shared Management Agreement Despite its newfound independence from USF, New College will continue to share facilities, staff, and services for a few years until USF builds as parate campus. The following article summarizes the shared management agreement between USF and New College: Agreed that ew College of Florida will continue under the accreditation of USF until action is taken by SACS regarding the independent accreditation of ew College of Florida (pending official notification from SACS). Agreed on amount of budget transfers from USF to ew College for Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, and Shared ervices and initiated the processes to establish accounts to effect the transfer of funds. Agreed on financial aid base funding and tuition waiver authority to be tran ferred from USF to ew College of Flor i da as well as the transfer of funds on a time-limited basi to continue special USF financial aid awards for Nationa l Merit Scholars and a tiona! Hi panic Scho l ars admiued to and emolled in USF Sarasota Manatee Bus i ness Services Human Resources Purchasing Campus Computing Med i a Center New College under d1e auspices ofUSF. Executed and submitted to SACS, a Financial Aid Agreement seeking approval of to continue ew College of Florida as an additional USF site for purposes of fmancial aid, thus allowing continued processing of fmancial aid. Agreed on me transfer of faculty from USF to 1\Jew College of Florida along with their current rank, tenure, tenure earning, and no-tenure earning status. Agreed on the employing entity of faculty and staff associated with hared ervice functio ns. Provided for the continuation of research grant and contract activities of New College faculty. Agreed to continue USF central administrative and support services in all areas for a 90-day transition period (unless legal restrictions prevent such services) to ensure mooth and seamles tran ition of services to tudents, faculty, and other employees. Agreed to enter into contractual agreements between F and ew College of Florida within 90 days to continue services in areas in which lJSF services are desired/needed by New College of Florida to effect a seamless transition or continued operations. Entered into a Shared Service Management Agreement hetween USF arasota/Manatee and New College of Florida providing for the: *joint management of the campus '"the establishment of a Comm i ttee on Inter-Institutional Cooperation to consider planning and operational issues of co-location establishment or continuation of existing joint committees to address shared operations of the library, fac ilities/campus planning, and computer services continued occupancy of administrative, faculty, and staff offices as well as the scheduling of shared spaces, e.g. instructional cia srooms management of auxiliary enterprises and concessions A summaty of the management respon ibilities for the shared services follows. New College of Florida Counsel i ng Center Sudakoff Center Wellness Center F i tness Cen ter Purchased Utilit i es Management Posta l Serv i ces / Regional Cour i e r Transportation Career Services Ce nter Campus Secur i ty Services P h ys i ca l Plant Adm i n i stration / B l dg Maint. Cus t od i a l Services Parking Feefricket Collect i ons Library : Techn i cal Services Uti li ty Operat i ons Library : Client Serv i ces for Students & Faculty Wri ting Center Intercultural Affairs


23 New College Students Will Participate in Summer 2001 Funded Research Programs bySU7anneJanney Brooksville, FL Project: The effects of odors with a DirectorofSpecialPrograms Area of Concentration: Biology/ known valence on cumulative inhaled Fowteen tudents have applied and Chemistry volume at sub-thre hold levels on been elected individually for the Funding: ational In titutes of Health hwnans. rational Sdence Foundation's Research Site: ational Institute of Allergy and Experiences for Undergraduates ( F/ Infectious Diseases, Mucosal REll) grants at a variety of institutions Irrununity ection acre&c; the country. Project: Biomedical research Five students are going to national laboratories funded by the federal governmenttv.'o to the ational Institutes of Health; one to Argonne ational Laboratory, two to Lo Alamo National Laboratory, two to the Cal Tech/MIT SF funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories. ix students have received grants from sources such as the World Wildlife Fund, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and individual university ummer rese-Mch progran1S. Three students will conduct research oversea one will work on the African Great Lake Project in Kigoma, Tanzania, another at the Human Genome Project Center in hanghai, China, and a third at the Art School of the Aegean, Isle of amos, Greece. 'Ihe S tudent Researchers Joseph Corneli, 3rd year, from Minneapoli M r Area of Concentration: Mathematic Funding: ational Science Foundation/Research Experiences for Undergraduates ( SF/REU) Grant ite: Williams College, William town, MA Project: Geometric measurement theory Melissa Hancock. 4th year, from Meredith Henderson, 3rd from Palm Bay,FL Area of Concentration: Biology Funding: SF/REU ite: Indiana U., Bloomington, I Project: Isolation of disea e-resi tant genes in soybeans and Arabidopsls (with Dr. Roger Innes) Daniel Holmes, 4th year, from iceville, FL Area of Concentration: Chemistry Funding: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Site: Los Alamo ational Laboratory, Lo Alamos M Project: Fabricating DreodrimerBased Superlattices by Spin-Assembly for Applications in onlinear Optics Katherine Hubbard, 4th year, from Orlando, FL Area of Concentration: Biology Funding: SF/REU ite: Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, WI Project: Phytoplankton productivity Kristen Johannessen, 4th year, from Clearwater, FL Area of Concentration: eurobiology NSF/REU Site: Sensory Research Institute, Florida State ., Tallahassee, FL icole Morgan, 3rd year, from Troy, NY Area of Concentration: Marine Biology and Psychology Funding: SF/REU Site: Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana U., Bloomington, I Project: Reproductive behaviors in fish. Monica Novotny, 3rd year, from Pomona, y Area of Concentration: Chemistly Funding: SF /REU Site: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Project: Laboratory work in organic chemistry Sam (Byram) Ozer, 4th year, from Anchorage, AL Area of Concentration: Chemistry/ Biology Funding: Camille and Hen1y Dreyfus Foundation Site: Los Alamo ational Laboratory, Los Alamos, M Project: Optical Second Harmonic Generation and Energy Transfer Processes in Polyelectrolyte Self Assembled Multilayers Jen -Christian Paul, 3rd year, from Flagstaff, AZ Area of Concentration: Biology/ Chemistry Funding: Beckman Grant, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Re earch Program (LS URP) Site: Beckman Center for Transposon


Research, University of Minne ota, M'\1 Project: Genetics, cell biology and development Mauh w Ramsey, 2nd year, from Dexter, MO Area of Concentration: atural ience Funding: Art chool of the Aegean ite: Art chool of the Aegean, Isle of Samos, Greece Project: Re earch in Greek art and history Adam Rivers, 4th year, from Gainesville, FL A r a of Concentration: Biology/ Chemistry Funding: F/REU and World Wild l ife Fund ite: niversity of Arizona in Kigoma, Tanzania Project: The yanza Project, geoscience rudy of the African Great Lakes Analiz Rodriguez, 2nd year, from Cape Coral FL Area of Concentration: eurobiology Funding: F/REU ite: niversity of Idaho Project: Environmental re ear h on insect r ponses to plant volatiles Jennifer haw, 4th year, from Eustis, FL Area of Concentration: Chemistry Funding: rgonne ational Laboratories, U Department of Energy ite: Argonn ational Laboratories, Argonne, IL Project: Synthesis of a polymer electrolyte membrane for a hydrogen fuel cell Vijay ivaraman, 4th year, from Gaine ville, FL Area of Concentration: Biology/ Chemi try Funding: ational Institute of Health Site: rational Eye In titute, ational In titutes of Health, B the da, MD Project: Immunological research involving manipulation ofT-calls to cause autoimmune response Lindsay tevenson, 3rcl year, from Largo, FL Area of Concentration: Biology/ Chem1stry Funding: FIRE ite: Department of Bio l ogy, Indiana niver ity, Bloomington, I r Project: TraM inhibition of quorum sen ing in Agrobacterium tumefaciens Timothy Teravainen, 3rd year. from Wellington, FL Area of Concentration: Mathematic funding: F/REU ite: Mount Holyok College, outh Hadley. MA Proj ct: Markov chains Angel Trail. 3rd year, from Greenw

New College Students Receive National Recognition and Awards By Suzanne Janney, Director of Special Projects Ten Fulbrights i n Nine Years Robert Rollings from Wellington, Florida, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant for study in Germany next year. It is the ninth Fulbright won by a New College graduating senior in the last nine years. The Fulbright Program is the flagship academic exchange program of the United rates and i administered by the US Department of State. Students compete nationally for Fulbright grants. Rollings majored in Anthropology at New College; he has worked on archaeological excavations in Zippori and En Gedi, Israel, sponsored respectively by the University of outh Florida and by Hebrew University, as well as on an excavation in Udaipur and an ethnographic study in Rajasthan, India, both sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. He also assisted in deciphering a portion of the Mayan Codex. At ew College, Rollings held a National Merit Scholarship. a Florida Bright Futures Award, and a University of Florida Excellence Award. He served as a German language teaching assistant, a student court justice, and acted in various student performances. During two summers in arasora, he worked for Archaeological Consultants, Inc. and Goodwill Industries. ext year in Germany, Rollings will study Gennan social theory and urban sociology at the Uruversity of Frankfurt. I Ie intends to pursue a doctorate in Antluopology after the completion of his Fulbright year. His New College advisor i Dr. zi Baram. Emilee Baum ('99), from Loveland, Ohio, has been selected to receive a Fulbright grant to Nepal for 2001-02. be was recommended for the award by the ational Screening Committee. Emilee is an Asian Religion major at New College; she transferred from Antioch College after three semesters in order to create an individualized, interdisciplinary program that combined her interests in Buddhism, the arts, and communication. She anticipates earning a gmduate degree in Buddhist Studies. Her New College advisor is Dr. John 'ewman. National Physical Sciences Consortium and National Science Foundation Fellowships Robert idney Cox, from Tallahassee, FL, has received three-year graduate Fellowships from the ational Physical Sciences Consortium ($15,000 per year) and the a tional Science Foundation ($18,000 per year) for support of a doctoral program at the California Institute of Technology. His goal is to apply the methods of physical science to understanding the expression of genetic information via computers. 1bis summer Sidney will be working at andia ational Laborat01ies in Albuquerque, NM. At New College, he had a triple major in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistty. He was twice awarded a Goldwater Scholarship in Mathematic Physics, and Chemistry. He was twice awarded a Goldwater Scholarship in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, the premiere undergraduate award in these fields. Sidney was named a National Merit Scho l ar and a Florida Academic Scholar. He held three National Science Foundation Summer "Research Experience for Undergraduates" awards: in the Czech Republic, at the Charles University's Prague Center for Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Computer cience and Applications, at Rutgers University's Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science, and at the Floiida State University National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Sidney also erved as a teaching assistant for Math, Physics, and Chemistry faculty at New College.


Three S tudents Selected for French Government Teaching Assistantship s Rachel Corkle from Angola, Indiana, and Mandy Malloy from Lakeland, Florida have been selected for Frend1 Government Teaching As istantships under the national Fulbright competition. Britt Dunn of Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a French Govetnment Teaching Assistantship through a regional competition coordinated by the French Cultural Services. All three ew College seniors will spend next year in France, teaching English to French secondary school students. Rachel concentrated in French Literature at ew College. She held a ational Merit Scholarship and a ew College Foundation Scholarship; she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the local Alliance Fran(ai e. During her ew College career, Rachel was a teaching assistant for both Beginning French and Feminist The01y courses. She acted in student-directed plays and films, volunteered as an English language tutor for Creole-peaking children at Booker Middle School, taught Fr nch to English-speaking children at Southside Elementary School, and tutored at the ew College Math Clinic at elby Libraty. She al o found time to do Independent Study Projects in Budape t, Hungary and Quebec, as well as to take a semester in Paris at the Columbia University Reid Hall program. After the year in France, Rachel plans to pursue doctoral studies in French. Rachel's New Reid. Mandy expects to work with French students in the rural southwest of France, an area she visited during a sixweek stint a a vol u n teer with Will ing Workers on Organic Farms. Mandy combined her New College major in Lit erature with a rigoro u program of French language and rut history t o which she added classes in dance at the Sarasota Ballet, and performing, directing, and choreographing college student dancetS. She bas been imerested in tead1ing since her summer job at Wekiwa ational Forest Youth Camp near Orlando. Mandy held a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and a New College Foundation Scholarship. She is eager to see how the arts are integrated into French seconda1y curriculum before returning home for futther training a an edllcator. Her New College advisor is Dr. Miriam Wallace. Britt' studies at Tew College were concentrated in Art History and Cultural Stud i es. He held a 1 ationa l Merit Scholarship. B1itl volunteered as a peer tutor at New College and taugh t French to elementaJy school children under the local Alliance project at South ide School. He spent a semester at Goldsmith's College, England and traveled throughout Europe. His Tew College advisor is Dr. C1is Ha old. New College Board of Trustees Chooses Acting President The ew College of Florida Board of Trustees met for the ftrst time on July 14, 2001. The Board named fonner C Dean a n d Warden Gordon 'Mike" Micha lson to serve as acting president of the college. As acting president, Michalson will serve for 60 to 90 day until the Board chooses an interim p r e ident for the college. Current Dean and Warde n Michael Bassis will take a one-year paid l eave of absence to serve a fellowship with the Institute on the Future of Higher Education. The Board also voted in Former State Senator Bob Johnson as chair and Bob Schiffman (75) as vice-chair of the newl y formed Board of Trustees. In addition, the Board tentatively approved a budget of 17 million for the 2002-03 school year, but this spending plan stilJ requrres approval from state lawmakers. The Board of Trustees will conduct it econd meeting in Suclakoff Center in eptember (the exact date will be announced later). The meeting is open to the public and all a lumnae/i are invited to attend. The Board will address the following issues at the meeting: Adoption of by-laws for the Board of Trustees Adoption of per onnel procedures for ewCollege. Adoption of mdent life poli ies and student juc.licial code. Adoption of a final budget.


Alumni Fellows Program Tire NCAA Sponsors the Alumni Fellaw Program, in whichAlumns are invited to present speed1es, workshops, and classes to current students. Charles Q. Choi ('95) recently held a journalism workshop for NC students; his story is listed belaw. TI1e first thought that crossed my mind when I was accepted to peak at ew College: 'Tm going to come off as a complete idiot. As a recent graduate myself I knew ew College crowds were tough audiences Would wearing a suit and tie make me look like a professional or a like a sell-out? Would going barefoot be appreciated as a sign of school pirit or as a lame attempt to fit in7 Might a well bring a bong while I'm at il. (I ended up going with a shirt and shoe r o pot.) It didn' t help that I was going to speak in front of journalists, who are skeptical creature to begin with. I should know -1 am one. In fact, I used to be senior writer and managing editor at the Catalyst the journalism tutorial I was confronting-um, speaking at. You d think that would make me feel easier about the entire situation, being on famiBar ground and all. Then again when I was a writer at the Catalyst the only time an alumnus spoke at one of our meetings he brought a pizza that I innocently had a slice o( tl1inking that it was for everyone only to get a cold stare from him and ay, Excuse me, that s lunch for me and my little girL'' So I felt jinxed. Of course everything turned out fine. Heaven knows I put enough time into the handouts-about 10 pages worth of adages and recommended readings. Advice on how to approach an investigation on how to tructure a piece on how to uss out the trutl1 and drama in a story all the lessons I learned tl1e hard way offered as a map to those coming after me. till, I think the most important part about my speaking there was what was not on paper though-the eye-to-eye recollections of events, the answers to questions they had for me, the assurance that ew College students are second to-none when out there in the real world. I highly recommend speaking at ew College if you tl1ink you have mething to offer. If I get a second chance, I'd leap at it -there' so much I have left tl1at I'd like to try to say. And a word to the wise-if you buy pizza be sure to bring enough for everyone. Free food' tl1e be t way of attracting a rew College auwd anyhow O:JarfesQ. Cboiroceiu::damader'sdl:grfe.from theMissouriSchoolofjournali.o,7n in May. Henowwrilesscieru:eandhealth stories as a freelance reporter for United Press !ntemalional. NC Student Receives Local Art Award ] ennifer R. Bossert of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, received a Women Contemporary Arti ts Incentive Award as this year s Outstanding Woman Artist at ew College The $100 award was made by the Women Contemporary Artists of arasota/Manatee to a ew College graduating senior for attistic and scholastic merit. Jennifer is a Fine Arts major a painter, whose works Girls and Goddesses: Artistic Explorations of Memory, Myth and Dream," were exhibited in Sainer Gallery at ew College from May 11 to 18, 2001. Her ew College advisor i Gail Mead. 1 "'


1 Wahl Memorial Student Grant Established Following Untimely Death The CAA ha set up a restricted endowment in memorium of Matthew Wahl ('80). The fund will provide a large student grant to one worthy C student per year in th atural ciences department. If you would like to donate to the Wahl Memorial tudenr Grant, please send payment to the ew College Alumnae/ i As o iation, 5700 orth Tamiami Trail ara ota FL 34243. Obituary: Matthew Ian Wahl 38. a medical genetics re earch fellow at the Howard Hughe Medical In titute at UCLA, died Febmary 1, 2001, after a long stmggle with Crohn' Di ease and cancer. Dr. Matthew Wahl, the husband of Dr. Mi Hwa Yoo of Los Angele was bom March 24, 1962 in West I lip, NY. the son of Dr. 'anford Wahl of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Bay bore, Y and the late Cynthia E.F. Wahl. Dr. Wahl was a 1980 honor graduate of Bay bore High chool, from which h won prizes for chemistJy and hl;tory, an Eagle Scout, and an elder of Westminster Pre byterian Chur h West Islip. While in high school, Dr. Wahl attended Columbia n.iversity as a participant in it cience honors program. In 1984, Dr. Wahl graduated from T e College. majoring in chernist.ry and biology. I Ie won the college s award for research inch mistty. In 1991 Dr. ahl earned M.D. and Ph.D. d grees from Vanderbilt University Medical chool as part of a Medical S icnce tl"aining program. NC Students Open Art Gallery Amaranth, a e\J College tudentowned and -opemt<..xl art gall<..'ty, opened on july 28 in the Ro mary District of downtown arasota. The gallery JVes both 1 'ew College tudent and community members with a bu in s front and work-pace. Amaranth provide artists with tudio pac to create their works and gallery space to help ease the financial pain f their p ass i on. Feel free to cont act us or ju t stop by and chat. For more information c ntact: Fred Bowen (941) 360-5235 Amaranth 6t6Centra1Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236-4o1 7 He \'\On the chool's award for biochemi try, the Roche Laboratorie Award in Basic ciences, the t ational Research Forum Fxcellence of R arch Award in Biochemistry. and the 1idwest tudent Medical Research Forum Graduate tudent Award. After a thr e-year residency in Pediatrics at CCLA Medical hool Dr Wahl completed a clinical and researd1 fellow hip in medical geneti at CedarsinaiMedical Center and UCLA in 1997 Dr. Wahl then received a three-year from the Cancer Research fun of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell foundation and most recently was a research fellow at the Howard Hughes \1echcal Institute at UCLA. Dr. Wahl has had numerous paper and art.tcle.s publi: bed in science joumals and textbooks. New CoUege Admissions Needs Your Business Carris joel Bauman, the director of e' College Aclmis ions. is looking for busine cards from alum'> to include in the nev. viewbook. joel ants to reprodu e the cards to show how our alumni have in rnany different career paths, in spite of tl1e fact that we don't have a G .P.A. when we graduate! He is looking for as many busin cards as possible, so please send by September 30. 2001, to: David Btyant 'ew College Alumnac / i Association 5700 onh Tamiarn.i Trail ara ota, FL }"1:3 71xmksforJourbelp!


Prominent alumnus working legitimize psychedelics byHenryBelang"' to In the foul year of our Lord, 1971," v .rhenFearandLoathinginLas Vegas was screaming across the pages of RoOing Stone in a cloud of dust and grass, Rick Doblin, a ew College first-year, was challenging the suggestion that the sun was setting on the psychedelic age. "TI1is is how it worked: I had a halfpound of mescaline. I think it was somewhere like five or six hundred doses we turned it into, and capped them all, and r just put them in my top drawer. If people wanted them I'd say 'Go--I'm off to class, whatever-take however many you want and leave the money.' obody ripped me off. I never got in trouble." In a recent phone interview with the Catalyst, Doblin. a 'ew College alumnus and high-proflle champion of psychedelic psychotherapy, revisited the school's "Golden Era,'' and explained how 30 years later he turned up in Rolling Stone himself. Doblin traveled to I rae! in anticipation of a spiritual experience that never quite materialized. Sho1tly after arriving at rew College, Doblin was introduced to LSD and mescal ine. He hoped that, as tools for plumbing the brain's depths, psychedelics might succeed where Judaism had failed: "Stand up, sit down, read from this prayer book in a foreign language-those experiences didn't captivate me in a powerful way, and so they were disappointing," Doblin said. But the expetience he was l ooking for didn't come easily. "In my trips I kind of expected that there would be some revelation, and it never came." After a semester, Doblin discontinued his formal studies in order to commit himself to tripping, reading and ttying to overcome the emotional debility that he saw as an obstacle to good trips and a balanced life. "My tripping took on the foremost importance. It was difficult, in that I had these unreasonable Doblin is the director of the expectations that T would be able to go Multidisciplinary Association for into these altered rates, and I would be P ychedelic tudies (MAPS). which able to let go emotionally, and there he founded in 1986 to help scientists would be thi flood of insights and design and fund research on the emotions." "therapeutic, spiritual and creative uses of psychedelic drugs and marijuana." He is an outspoken tan Grofs Realms of the Human advocate of MDMA (Ecstasy) for Unconscious Dobl in felt that he had therapeut ic use and has appeared found the key to getting over his anxiety on Geralclo, MTV, 48 hours and in and his bad trips. That summer, w it h the April 26 issue of Rolling Stone. support from his parents, he hitchhiked around the country doing, as he said, After his senior year at a suburban "the most extreme kinds of in-depth Chicago high school, intelic"Ctttally strong personal therapy programs," including a but admittedly feeble emotionally, month-long 'primal therapy" session which entailed twenty-three homs a day of i elation. ''All I did was just sit," he recalled. till unready to resume his studies, Doblin returned to ew College and became caretaker of the recently donated Caples estate. "I was supposed to be the security guard, and so I set up archery targets and woul d shoot a bow and arrow ... actually, there' a movie that would be great to show. It ends with me at the Caples at night, naked, hooting the bow and arrow-with sparklers attached to the aJTOws-into the bay." Inspired a regular regimen of tripping, Doblin took money from his trust fund to design and build a house that would be the ideal setting for the use of p ychedelics. A few minutes southeast of downtown Sarasota, the house now serve as headquarters for MAP Arenewedacademiccareer In 1982, at age 28, Doblin decided he was finally ready to go back to school. Classics Professor John Moore sponsored a uip to Big ur, where tan Grof was leading a month-long conference on psychedelic psychotherapy. While there, Doblin discovered MDMA. When he returned to New College, he brought some with him ''Initially I didn't bring that much. I just brought orne for some friends. But then, over the years, I was the main supplier-the only supplier ... for three or four years at ew College."


In 1984, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began moving to make MDMA illegal. Doblin, intent on fighting crim.inalization, founded a non profit organization whose members included Stan Grof and other pioneers in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. As the organ.ization's founder, Doblin found himself in the public eye for the first time. '1 was the major spokesperson for the organization ... I'd get these questions, what do you think about the idea of crim.inalizing it for nonmedical use?' and I was like, well I'm against that too, and I want you to know that." Although many in the organization agreed, they felt that Doblin's conunents weren't helping their expressed cause, which was to make MDMA available for psychotherapists, not mainstream Americans. Doblin resigned in what he call his "biggest failure in leadership, and in 1986 he started MAPS. After graduating from New College in 1988, Doblin was accepted to Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he eamed a masters degree and a doctorate in public policy. liis dissertation investigates the govenunent's regulation of psychedelics and marijuana and includes plans to market MDMA when his ultimate goal -to make MDMA legal--is complete. Once referred to as quixotic, his life project is slowly turning all the right heads. The MAPS website features Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) holding up a MAPS newsletter in a 1996 hearing on medical marijuana initiatives. His recent appearance in Rolling tone was brought about as a result of MAPS's pioneering MDMA research, which includes a tudy conducted in Spain on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for rape victims. Return to New College Having completed his doctorate, the indomitable Doblin is revitalizing his relationship with ew College. In January he taught an ISP that has contributed to a resurgent interest in drug advocacy and psychotherapy on campus. He has moved MAPS's headquarters back to Sarasota from its temporary home in Belmont, Massacl1usetts, and will likely replace a departing MAPS staff member with a graduating ew College student. The I P, "Drugs and Drug Policy,'' which was sponsored by 1ew College Political Science Profes or Eugene Lewis, caused minor controversy. Psychology Professor Charlene Callahan, who seJved on Doblin's thesis committee in the late 1980s, was one of several faculty members concerned about Doblin's intentions. ''I expressed some misgivings about what Rick's purpose was going to be wilh this ISP," she said. ''I was reassured by [Professor Eugene] Lewis that Rick was going to be responsible, that he is a very mature individual now and that his goals were about public policy and not about drug use." She added, "I think Jew College students need to be careful what they do and use their best judgement" Professor Lewis had few reservations about spon oring th.e ISP. "Why not?" he said. "Because he may be a vengali that will lead them into what? 'X' adcliction? What does that say about the naivete, indeed the stupidity, of our students, that they could be led by some pied piper?" He concluded that the benefits of dialogue on the ubject outweigh any potential dangers to the community. "We've got impressionable kids, but they're not stupid .111is is not a college of mall rats-you have to show them some respect. Mayhe some of then1 will join Doblin ... but if you notice, curiously few have over his long career." Doblin admitted, 'There was more resistance than I anticipated to the ISP. Because I was the biggest distributor when I was a student, that' what most faculty remember me for," he said. "I think that most of them look on that in a not-so-sympathetic light." Despite some faculty misgivings. "1he ISP went very well," according to Professor Lewis, who evaluated tudents' wtitten work Second-year Patrick Hickey, who has never taken MDMA, agreed. "The class was no joke," he said. "Rick is really clown-to-earth, and he takes his teaching seriously. He did a good job of highlighting both sides of the argument," The ISP was so successful that student enthu iasm in psychedelics and psychotherapy has yet to wane. Members of the ew College chapter of the ational Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) attended the annual conference in Washington, D.C. April 20-22a trip made possible by Doblin. "Uncle Rick," as he has been affectionately dubbed, is on NORML' board of directors and contacted a ew College alumnus who was willing to sponsor the trip. In March, fourth-year Brandy Doyle brought a holotropic brearhwork [a method of achieving altered states of consciousness through breathing CONTINUED ON P. 17


BOOK Notes Andy Bemay-Roman ('68) published a new book entitled Deep Feeling, Deep Healing: The Heart, Mind, and Soul of Getting WeU OSB 0970866208, 19.95 PB, Spectmm I Iealing Press). TI1e ])(X)k is about a body-focused, deep feeling psychotherapy that Andy practices at the world-renov.ned alternative healing center, TI1e Hippocrates Health Instimte in West Palm Beach. The book is chock full of brilliant, insightful, and useful infom1ation on the true role of feelings in the human condition (especially in the process of getting sick, and getting and staying well), with lots of case studies and tones. Andy ha written the book for both the professional therapist and Ia y person in mind. Deep Feeling reflects studies and personal inquiries that Andy vigorously pursued at 1ew College back in the days ofilie" Tew Barbarians," the Kingsley Hall group. Alums and others can check more info on the book and order it online at http:! / deepfeelingl/book.html. Or order the book by calling 1-800BOOKLOG. HEDRINGTON POEMS TO BE PUBLISHED Bill Hedrington ('66), a poet of exceptional gifts, was killed in a car crash in the fall of 1971. He left behind a small but very remarkable body of work, which is now set to appear in book form. Hedrington's collected poems will be published this fall by Shambling Gate Press, which is owned by C alums Laurie Paulson and Cheryl White Hoffman (both from '65). The poems have been edited by Michael Smitl1 ('67), who has also written a memoir of Bill and his times at NC by way of introduction. The hook is scheduled for release on Oct. 31, 2001, the 30th anniversa.Jy ofHedrington's death. In his memoir, mith writes, "Bi ll wasn't unsympathetic--quite d1e contrary. But tlle notes he wrote to himself about the life going on around him suggest tl1at his restless intelligence, hi desire to figme out d1ings and people, was greatly in the ascendant. These notes are not cold but iliey are uncomfortably clearighted. He i s as e ltJSive in his diaty as he is in his poems; but as wiili ilie poems, the world around hin1 is keenly observed and deeply pondered. He enters into the lives of oiliers with imaginative sympathy but quite witllo u t sentimentality. One of his casually scribb led aphorisms sets the tone: 'Remember, mercy must be tempered with justice.' "Poetically, Bill found a voice iliat was very much his own, and somewhat at variance with prevailing taste. A note in Bill's file from the then highly regarded Robert Bly pretty much sums it up: 'The Voices is pretty bad--it's murdered by all the archaic and "poetic" diction.' But right or wrong, Bill's sense of connection with the long English lyric tradition was something he consciously dung to. "Bill liked poetry that had a clear prosodic structure and a clear rhetorical structure; this taste may well have been connected with his analytical side, the side that might have made him a scientist or an engineer. He also liked poems to have an argument, to be about something. Interestingly, for such a with-it student body, a good many of us agreed with him, though of course there was plenty of a-la-mode word salad being tossed by various aspiting chefs around campus." Copies of the book will be availab l e directly from Shambling Gate Press at: 3314 Rosemary Lane Hyattsville, Md. 20782 Phone (301) 779-6863 Fax (301) 779-9263 E-mail sgatepress@aol. com To read Bill's poems, go to:


I BOOK Notes I E lizabeth Doyle Fowle r ( '89) recently completed her third romance novel. M y Lady Pirate (I B 0821770594, $5.99 PB, Zebra Books) is a parody of a 1970s pirate romance. The heroine is a dreamy romantic who longs to be swept away by pira tes and seduced. But unfortu nately, she gets captured by real-life pira t es, rather than romancestyle pirates. The novel becomes a romantic comedy as the pirate captain realize that he's never going to seduce her unless he come to meet her dream expectations--unles he becomes a character in a romance novel. Keep an eye out for Elizabe t h Doyle's (pen name) other romance novels. Precious Passion (ISB 0821764462, 4.99 PB Zebra) is the tory of a lady pianist in Victorian London who d<:)e)n't want to get married because he's in l ove with her music, and the dashing gentleman who falls in love with her. Now and Forever (I B 0821765280, $4.99 PB, Zebra) is about a homeless orphan girl living on the streets of R u ssia under the rul e of Tsar Alexander II, robbing people for a living. And her opposite-the genuinely auel and cold-hearted. spy who l oves her. SusanKuntzSawyer('67) illustrated a recent book entitled HandsOn Nature: Itiformatiotz atldActivities for Exploring the EmJironmentwiJ:h Children Second Edition (ISB 1584650788, $24.95 PB). TI1e book is edited by Jenepher Lingelbach and lisa Purcell, and is publi'ihed by d1e Vermont Institute of atl.Jral cience and the University Press of ew England. Hands-On Nature is the handbook for the ELF (Environmental Learning for the Future) program, where usan has been working as a parent volunteer since 1985 and as a trainer of adult vol unteers since 1993. The book is useful for people for people who work with or have kids, especially in the Northeast, although many activities are adaptable to other regions. Ead1 topic has a couple of pages of background, followed by a series of activities that engage children in various way The book aJso takes kids outside, and a lot of the things covered, such as twigs, spider webs, grasses, etc., can be fmmd in anybody's yard. Doblin, FROM P. 1 5 technique l workshop to campus. Following its uccess. she and Catalyst staff wtiters Jag deep Davies and Valerie Mojciko expressed interest in attending Stan Grof final bread1work workshop in Atlanta. Doblin was quick to connect d1em with an alumnae who sponsored their trip. "Rick has been really, really generous-on rop of d1e fact that he is a really great guy," Davies said. "He just wants to motivate as many people as poo;ible." If Doblin was just another of the "pathetically eager acid freaks" who Hunter Thompson railed against in 1971. he has since overcome the stereotypical psychedelic proponent, toning down his private life to accommodate his high profile public one. It is difficu lt to find in Doh lin much evidence of residual flakiness from the naked bow-and-arrow years. And despite a .lightly more consetVative New College campus than me one he arrived at in 1971, Doblin intends to nurture his relationship with the chool. ''The ISP was a great tart," he said. "I look fo Jward to further involvement over me coming years.'' On the web: http:/ / Check out the Rolling Stone article at: http:/ / doctorx.h1ml Copyright (c) 2001, The Cata l yst. Reprinted with peffilission


I ClASSNotes 69 Dr. Dennis Saver has won two prestigious awards from theFloridaAssociationofFamily Physicians and theAmcrican Association ofFamily Physicians: Dennis received honors as the FAFP 2(XX) Family Physician of the Year and the AAFP2001 Family Physician of the Year. Dennis is only the second Florida physician to win the AAFPaward. He is founding president of his current group practice, Primary Care of the Treasure Coast, in Vero Beach. Lynn Hostetler has settled in Idaho, where she lives on 50 acres, complete with a western Walden Pond. She is currently married, semi-retired, and has two children. Her major excitement these days is seeing elk graze on the willow trees in her yard. 7 0 Duke Estes died on March 15, 2001. He was living in Thailand and teaching Middle Eastern politics and ESL classes. Duke was vacationing in New Zealand at the time of his sudden death. Ginger Lyon ('70) offered to serve as contact for more information on Duke. She can be reached by e-mail: 71 Jeff Sugar is still a child psychiatrist, now the Director of Research for a nonprofit children and family service agency in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. He is divorced and enjoying his new home in El Segundo where his 13 and 14year-old boys sometimes join him. 73 Mary Ruiz has been elected chairperson of the Tallahasee-based Florida Council of Behavioral Healthcare, an advocate for Florida's community mental health and substance abuse service providers. She is also president and CEO of Bradenton's Manatee Glens Corporation, a not-for-profit mental health and addictions treatment provider. Robert Watts announced that he and his wife Linda are leaving Washington, D.C., to work in the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Ubekistan starting in August. Robert and Linda now have two beautiful children: Sally, almost 6, and Zach, 2. 7 6 Dr. Robert Scott Thompson had a harrowing experience in Antarctica recently. Robert flew to the South Pole research station in 1999 to replace Jerri Nelson, the doctor who made international news when she performed her own biopsy for breast cancer. I Robert had a similar experience when he slipped on the ice and ruptured a disc on his back. Like Nelson, Robert had to wait months for warmer weather to allow rescuers to evacuate him. By the time rescuers took him to New Zealand to remove the disc, he had lost 20 pounds, his skin was pasty-white, and he was limping. Nonetheless, Robert still doesn1t rule out going back to the South Pole again. 11I don1t take anything for granted anymore, 11 he said 11I almost think I enjoyed the whole thing.11 Next stop for Robert: a clinic in Maui. 71 Tod Gentille1s band, Stained Glass, opened for Little Feat on April 26, 2001 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. taped a live webcast of the show. To view the webcast, check out this website: http:llwww.sonicfish.coml live I archive I default. asp In addition, Stained Glass finished a new CD entitled 11Rituals.11 It is available through To find out more about the band, go to: http: II


CLASSNotes 7 8 Anderson Brown has received tenure as Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Puerto Rico. He will spending five weeks this sununer (May 26-July 1) as a participant in anNEH Seminar on environmental ethics at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Sharon Matola, founder of the Belize Zoo was featured in a New York Times article from March 2, 2001. Matola is one of several environmentalists who oppose the construction ofthe proposed Challilo dam along the Macal River in central Belize. 80 Nancy Phillips, a reporter for the Philadelphia was featured in the cover story of the April2001 issue of the AmericanJournalismReview. The story covered Nancy' sethical dilemna with an off-the-record statement frominvestigator LenJenoff.Jenoff told Phillips that he had arranged the murder of a rabbi's wife at the rabbi's request, but Phillips was bbligated to keep the source confidential. The full story can be read at the AJR website: http:/ I! ajrlisaaprOl.html. 8 2 Madeline Altabe, a clinical psychologist in Tampa, recently co-authored a USF study on body image. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Researchers asked 300 women to read a series of neutral questions and comments and were told to imagine that they were being spoken by friend. The respondents were then asked to say how positive or negative they found the remarks. Madeline and the other researchers found that the women who interpreted the comments in a negative light were also most likely to score highest on a separate test of body-image distortion. According to Madeline, 11it's important to realize it's often your interpretation of other people's words that's negative, not the actual comments. Most of the time, other people don't see you as critically as you see yourself." 83 Allen Hopper is working on some death penalty cases in San Francisco for a non-profit organization. He recently met with a bunch of New College alums at a Big Soul performance in Oakland. Big Soul include NC alums Kelleth Chinn ('83) and Caroline Wampole ('85). Among the many NC alums in attendance were: Robin Ward ('85), Kristin Boyle ('86), Lauren Docket ('86), Nikki Wood ('90), Nik McCrory ('87), Mark Mudge ('74), Carla Schroer ('81), Amy Enslow ('90), and Judy Stanton ('88). 86 Dr. Adam Rasky is working as an opthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon at The Eye Associates in Bradenton. Karen Stasiowski announced her wedding to Jus tin Williams, a computer programmer and instructor at a local college in Basalt, CO. The happy couple were married at Walt Disney World on May 4, 2001. 8 7 James Holland Jones and his wife Libra are pleased to announce the birth of of their baby girl. She was born December 14, 2000, weighed 8 pounds 7.8 ounces, and measured 21 inches long at birth. Sally Alt is currently living in Austin, TX with her partner, Steve Barney ('90). Sally is working as asso-ciate editor for, an online publishing company featuring exhaustive infor-mation on businesses around the world. She also recently became a sui. In the last two years, Sally and Steve bought a house in Austin, where they live their dog and two cats. Larry V ernaglia invites alums living in New England to take an active role in the New England Chapter of the Alumnae/i Association. Since


I Cl.ASSNotes he and Liz (Rudow, '87) had their son, John Solomon, last year, they have not been able to help out as much with the Chapter. Larry is a partner with the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder in Boston. If you are interested in hosting or helping with a New England Chapter event, give Larry a shout. He can be reached at 88 Sharon Corwin recently completed her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of California at Berkeley. She also received a two-year Faculty Research Fellowship from Berkeley and will begin teaching in August. Al Leonard is operating a used, out-of-print, and collectable bookstore in downtown Punta Gorda, Florida. He lives with his 2 children in a historic soon-to-be bed and breakfast that he is currently restoring and will take your reservations at 8 9 Chad Goldberg is pleased to announce that the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin has offered him an assistant professor position starting in CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE September 2001. Chad also has an article coming up soon in the American Sociological Review entitled "Social Citizenship and New Year's Eve 2()()0-2001 at Prospect Park, Brooklyn L toR: Tracy Rahn ('90), Dana Lockwood {'89), Paul Kennedy {'85}, Kevin Arlyck {'90), Will Frentsen {'90), Chris Leonard, Mark Sanders {'89), Lisa Stampnitsky ('92), Dan O'Brien ('88), and Mike Palmer ('88). a Reconstructed Tocqueville." Chad also related an interesting story about the New College Liberation Front: "Camilla Mortenson ('90) e mailed me to say that she was in a bookstore recently and couldn't resist looking up New College in one of those college guides. "According to Camilla, 'It started off mentioning the popular t-shirt slogan on campus: "New College: it isn't just an education, it's a revolution." And I thought, hmmm, wasn't that the slogan that you and I made and put on those New College Liberation Front t-shirts? Is it on a real tshirt now? And how funny that it is still around!' "And I'm proud to say that I still own one of the original t shirts. Do the new ones have more names crossed off? I Laura Rosenbluth has retired from swampy south Florida/ East Coast living to enjoy the mountain/ desert/ ocean life of sunny San Diego and is pursuing work as an Educational Trainer. 90 Scott Svatos and Lisa Swanstrom ('92) were married in the Santa Monica Mountains on July 15, 2000. In Scott SVatos and Lisa SWanstrom's wedding in the Santa Monica Mountains. L toR: Mike Rothbaum ('90),jeffPittman ('90), Scott Svatos ('90), Nikki Wood {'90), Lisa Swanstrom ('92), Christy Lee {'92}, Amy Enslow ('90), and Matt Amati {'92).


I CLASSNotes attendance were other New College alums, including Matt Amati ('92), Christy Lee ('92), Mike Rothbaum ('90), Jeff Pittman ('90), Eddie Waters ('89), Amy Enslow ('90), and Nikki Wood ('90). Jonathan Darr is working in Washington, DC and is the Director of Stand for Children Day 2001. The event is held on or around June 1, 2001 every year in local communities throughout the U.S. Stand for Children is a grassroots advocacy group 11 committed to building a voice strong enough to give all children an opportunity to grow up healthy, educated and safe.11 For more information, check out the website: 91 Natalie Arsenault moved to Austin where she is working as Outreach Coordinator for the Tereza Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas. 92 Gaia Goldman and her husband Damon still sell real estate in Sarasota. Gaia became the youngest real estate broker in Sarasota County last year. She still visits her family in France often and welcomes CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE all Sarasota alums to get in touch with her. Ben Wolkov competed in the Great Wall Marathon in China, one of the toughest in the world, on May 26, 2001. Ben and his father, Selly, braved hot, dry temperatures, steep ascents and descents, and more than 3,700 steps during the race in the People1s Republic. Ben placed 61st out of 186 in the 26.2 mile marathon. Congrat ulations, Ben! Bill Wood will be going for his Ph.D. at Florida State University after forays in Washington, D.C., and San Diego. Welcome back to Florida, Bill! John Denning reports some alumnae/i sightings in and around Madison, WI. Although he1s met a few (Ken Burruss [ 192] & Bill Eidtson [192]) he1S heard rumors of other alumns in the area. John is hoping to form the 11Prairie Chapter" of the NCAA. Interested alums can contact John at 608-239-5929 or 9 3 Heidi Pasko ski recently moved to New Orleans and is working for Trinity Yachts. The company is paying for her to attend the graduate I program in naval architecture at the University of New Orleans, which has one of only six such programs in the U.S. Bobby Devito is currently in Miami working on a new CD release of ambient/ electronic music. His new e-mail address and website: http:/ stargarden 94 Erica Quin-Easter is working as membership director at the Maine Audubon Society in Falmouth, ME. She just recently finished her coursework and is now beginning her fieldwork and thesis for an M.A. in American and New England Studies. Erica and her partner Kate recently bought a house, and visitors are welcome. In summer 2000, Erica traveled to Bulgaria to study folk music. 96 JeffWelgos is working as a Biological Scientist for the new Pritzker Marine Biology Center at New College. Jeff will be involved in maintaining aquaria as well as creating a healthy environment for a variety of marine organisms.


Independence Party: By midnight, College Hall was smothered with sparkler smoke and beer. Gen. Heiser, left, shakes hands with Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan at the Board of Trustees announcement. Independence party: more revelry by the Bay Independence party, L toR: Andrea Ginsky ('75), David Mullins ('81}, and David Smolker ('72} At Board ofTrustees Announcement: Matt Grieco ('94} and Graham Strouse ('91}


At Independence '-. Demski ('91}, Doug L to R: Robin Hoffmeister Edidin ('73), David Bryant ('91}, Sheila Bishop ('91}, and A ron Edidin ('73)


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